Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Update and Crazy Weather!

Happy cold, wet Saturday!  Our weather has been so crazy this winter, not much like winter at all until today.  It turned cold last night and we had a little rain this morning.  About an hour ago out came the sun and  the day was looking up...then things went from sunshiney to wind and snow in a matter of minutes! Can you see those snowflakes?  It is like a blizzard, we even have thunder!

Out the back door

view from the side deck
As I type these words the ground is white and the snow is slowing down, looks to be stopping.  Hopefully that's all the snow we get today!

Now for the stitchy update!  I have two finishes to share!  First is 'Red House in Winter'.

"Red House in Winter"
My next finish is "All is Calm" and in the picture you will see the fabric I found for the pillow finish!

"All Is Calm"
I went to my local Joanne Fabrics store yesterday to get some finishing fabric.  Lucky me when I arrived they were having a moving sale and all the fabric left in the store was 50% off and the remaining trims were 75% off!  Believe me I had fun picking out some beautiful cotton fabrics and got lots of cording trim for making my Christmas ornaments!  That plaid homespun fabric was one of my 50% off buys...when I saw it I knew it would be perfect with "All Is Calm"! 

When I got home and told my dear husband about the great sale, he just shook his head and said "Oh, no" in a dismayed voice.  I will never understand why husbands don't appreciate a good sale on fabric and craft supplies! I really did save a lot of money even if I did buy more than I had intended to when I went shopping...a girl can't just pass up 50% off now can she...LOL!

I wanted to show the progress I made this week on a couple more of my CJC projects!

My Big Toe Designs

"He Is Risen"
These two projects are moving along quickly and I am enjoying my time spent on them!

That's it for I look out the window the snow has stopped and melted away.  Wonder what the weather is going to do next?

Blessings and Happy Stitching!


Catherine said...

Sure has been a crazy winter here! Great finishes and projects! I bet if it was a great sale on tools, men would understand better!

Margaret said...

Wow, love your finishes! Love your WIPs too. So pretty! Great stuff on the sale. lol about DH not understanding it. Men! I agree about the crazy weather, but on the other hand, I'm loving it. No snow would be fine by me!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finishes and super progress on your WIPs! We had wacky weather in my part of Virginia as well today!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Nicola said...

Husbands never do understand about bargains and sales LOL. You have been busy with your stitching. I love them all.

Lynn said...

Great finishes Nancy! I love the fabric you chose for All is Calm.
Men just don't seem to see the beauty of a bargain! My husband tells me I was born to shop and when I tell him about the sale he says that this is the justification, lol.
Your WIP is looking great too. I'm in the process right now of looking for a frame for my finish of that design. I haven't found anything I like yet.

Myra said...

The weather is crazy! Those were some huge snowflakes. Love your finishes and that fabric IS perfect. Have a great Sunday!

Lois said...

What nice finishes and WIP's! Sounds like you had a great shopping day! At those prices there's no way you could come home empty-handed.

Carol said...

Oh, what a great sale to happen upon, Nancy!! Lucky you :)

It's been snowing here all weekend and for the first time this whole winter, it actually seems like "winter!" Lovely outside...

Your Red House and All Is Calm finishes are adorable--can't wait to see them all finished up :)

cucki said...

wow very nice and sweet finishes and wip's..
here as well raining like crazy..very strange weather but today is sunny and lovely..
hugs for you xx